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Master of Orion reboot launch set for the end of August

It's been awhile since we heard anything about the reboot of Master of Orion from Wargaming, which purchased the franchise from Atari at a backruptcy auction in 2013. But finally, it looks like the popular 4X game is in the home stretch, getting a release date of August 25.

“The journey for Master of Orion’s reboot has been an amazing one, and now we’ve approached our destination,” Jacob Beucler, product director for the game, said in a release. “Along for the ride was the Master of Orion community, sharing their thoughts and guiding us toward an amazing Master of Orion experience for the new age.”

The standard game will sell for $29.99, while a Collector's Edition will sell for $49.99. The CE will include an art book, full soundtrack, the original three Master of Orion games, some retro pixel ship skins, and a race designed specifically for the CE, the Terran Khanate. The CE also grants you early access to begin playing now.

If you buy either game, you will get a free copy of the classic RTS Total Annihilation, whose rights Wargaming purchased from Atari in the same bankruptcy auction. Earlier in the year, Wargaming had acquired Gas Powered Games, which was made up of former devs who created TA and its spiritual successor Supreme Commander, including studio head Chris Taylor.

The game is available for pre-order on Steam and GOG

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